Not-so-Little Red Riding Hood

Submitted by Douglas Wood September 10th, 2010
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When I first spotted this bank at a yard sale, I assumed it was some sort of Dutch doll. It wasn’t until I got it home that I realized its true identity: Little Red Riding Hood. In retrospect, I wonder how I could’ve missed the cues– the cape tied around her shoulders, the red hood, even the little basket of flowers at her feet.

This hand-painted wooden bank is actually pretty big– it stands 10″ tall. There’s an enormous slot for money across her back, measuring 3 1/2″.

Two cool features: she’s a bobble-head doll (her neck has a large spring), and her arms lift up and down. My favorite feature, though, is her face which looks very 1940’s to me. I especially like the wary eyes, looking out for that wolf.

2 Responses to “Not-so-Little Red Riding Hood”

  1. Allee Willis

    Beautiful! I’ve never seen anything that looks like this. I love those little flat arms. It looks like she’s made from those balls and wooden parts that go at the end of bedposts. Is she handmade? This looks like the kind of thing a shop teacher would make for his kid. to